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of new york, the city's youngest mayor and the first mayor of color and at the age of 24, just last january, he was sworn in after winning a sweeping a town -- 18 out of 18 districts and winning a four-way mayoral race. before being appointed he was on the city -- the common counsel representing this witty woody's 4th ward. he is a graduate of cornell university where he majored in communications and he was quite active while he was there tutoring underserved students at ithaca and serving as a board member of the racing education attainment challenge organization. immediately to my right is alex morse who is the mayor of holyoke massachusetts. he is also the city's youngest mayor. and he is the second youngest mayor in state history. is that correct? yeah, so he graduated from brown university with a degree in urban studies and during his time at brown he worked as a youth career counselor. he was also on the governors lgbt commission and the main focus of his administration at the moment are early childhood literacy, building an economy focused around art, innovation and technolog
. it will be in the first week of november before the new york city subway system. 468 station and 68 plus miles of track can reopen. they have been closed since before the storm. jfk airport will possibly open up. we don't know when la guardia or newark airport will open up back for business. airport in boston started slowly the take off and landings. but the tuesday total of cancellation. 18,000 in one day . a lot of folks lost their homes including more than 100 in a fire in breezy point, queens. the damage could top 20 billion and 20 or 30 billion in lost business. those numbers are huge that experts are hoping could be and might be off set by the cost of a repair and rebuilding. back to you in new york. >> thank you, peter. we told you about atlantic city, but just south of there. parts of ocean city, new jersey boardwalk also swept away . sandy swept away much of the town. we are joined where clean up is under way, stephanie. >> it is bad here in ocean city . the bay on one side and ocean on the other. it looks like i am standing on the beach but we are on the fifth street acess point to the boardw
by showing up on election day. nina turner has represented cleveland, ohio, since 2006. first at city hall, now as a state senator. it's great to have you with us today, and the obama campaign touted its early lead there in ohio in the early voting yesterday saying it's not going to let up. as we know, the vice president is there basically all week. the race there will only get more heated with ohio now the top market in the ad spending. i want everybody to take a look at that. $177 million. is president obama's early lead enough to buffer any gains that the romney campaign is expected to make on election day the old fashioned way? >> i believe so, thomas. i mean, ohio is the president's life line. just as we delivered ohio in 2008, we will deliver ohio in 2012. the buckeyes here in the state understand that the president's policies are what are right for the state of ohio from throwing a lifeline to the auto industry to making sure that one of the first pieces of legislation that he signed into law was the lily leadbetter act. we have a governor in governor romney who can't even decide wh
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
sugerman shows us what the fall classic meanst tot city and its people and -- to the city and its people and has the mood changed too? >> reporter: well, nothing like a home team home run and the first lead of the entire series for detroit. to get fans excited and yes, i heard some loud yelling from the stadium which i hasn't heard in the last -- hadn't heard in the last couple can of days, the region -- couple of days. the region really needs a boost. the following is a tale of two cities. and of how both are trying to ride on a tigers' tale. first, some good news. some detroit real estate is up over 100% this year. >> between 25 and 30. thousand. >> reporter: a similar home like david larson's fixer upper would have cost $10,000 at the beginning of the year. >> this is just detroit. this is all we've ever known. >> detroit has lost the equivalent of one and a half san franciscos. >> reporter: native bill mcgraw who runs the website deadlinedetroit gave us a tour of his city that in fact has lost two-thirds of its population. >> that's really why there's all this vacant lots and empty b
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
't win in front of their hometown fans that's already. the first time since the 1985 kansas city royals to win six elimination games on tear way to capturing the world series. giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee announced the city will salute the champions as they did in 2010 when this parade concluded with the celebration at civic center plaza. lincecum there. the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market, then follow market to civic center plaza. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade here live on abc7 wednesday, also streamed live through our ipad app and on our website. find more details on abc7news.com. >>> 6:30 six. we are tracking -- 6:36. we are tracking hurricane sandy, atlantic city, new jersey casinos closed because of the storm. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the act. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. doppler tracking the fog color coding north bay valleys along the coast, bay shore this means visibilities will be a quarter mile or less through at least 8:0
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now making their way on to shore. ocea city. lewis delaware. these are the first ones that are going to have the tropical storm force wind. hurricane force gust as long the beaches do come during the day tomorrow. let's take a look right now. you can see the storm, clearly defined here. actually the eye starting to reform. it is starting to strengthen a little bit. not going to have much bearing though on the entire forecast. the latest wind. 75 miles an hour. movement to the northeast. at 14 miles an hour. it will eventually move back to the north-west. close to our area. by 8:30 tuesday morning. it should be very, very close to us. this is going to bring us a lot of different kind of weather. this is the biggest news. gusts of 60 miles an hour, potentially upwards of 70 miles an hour. a high wind warning in effect for the area. i will be back later on to update you about the warnings, watches, advisories. a lot of them. a lot to go through. we'll keep you posted right here. >> thank you, doug. hundreds of thousand of people have been evacuated tonight, in rehobeth beach, delaware.
, and his brother. the first and second giants fans out here to snag the first spots in front of city hall. as soon as they saw the giants shutout the tigers last night, they hopped on bart and made their way eve to the city from the east bay. they have been here since midnight. they are staying awake all night with the help of books, pizza, gatorade and, of course, excitement. actually ronny's brother was away getting something warm to eat when they did this interview, but ronny tells us standing here all night and all day is a ritual they started two years ago. they hope it works this time around. >> for 2010 it was good luck and we ended up winning. we are diehard fans, we've been so since little kids so we've come to do it again. >> well, they are likely not the only fans coming to coming to dt again. we have this video when the last world series appearance was publicly broadcast in civic plaza. thousands celebrate the the giants world championship. both times the city of san francisco has had to receive permission from major league baseball to show the game. this time around with toni
. what are we going to get for it? what do we get out of it? the first responders, we have cities out here that are -- they didn't get the federal help, god forbid, something like that happened out here, we would be just lost. >> bill: look, we don't have so much of the hurricane problem in california but we have the earthquakes and how many times -- i remember how many earthquakes have we been through in northern california and southern california, i have, what's the first thing the governor does or the cities do. they turn to fema for help. for emergency responders that they're able to bring in from other states. first responders. and then for the rebuilding effort. for the protection against them. disaster relief, you would think that everybody would understand that disaster relief -- okay, maybe you don't really like a big federal government but there is a role for the federal government in disaster relief. the fact that mitt romney doesn't see that to me shows how -- just how shortsighted he is. what a captive of th
the storm process in a few minutes. first well say hello to ava marie at ocean city. you saw the sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour so you could easily see gusts close to 60 this morning. >> yes. interesting enough, i was looking at the report and they are getting gusts close to 60 miles an hour. we are on the pool deck of our hotel and the winds are variable because we're getting them affected by the building. they are gusting mostly out of the north but check the waves. they are incredible. you can see that barrier, that fence. that is where we were standing yesterday and now the water is coming in there heading through high tide. we are not able to stand on the coast. it is an incredible situation. the rain has let up a little bit but the winds are going strong. have more rain. now out to annapolis where kim dacey is. how are things going there? >> good morning. here we are seeing steady rain that we have been seeing all morning and the wind is picking up. seeing more gusts. there was a little bit of calm between the gusts but we are seeing more gusts and rain goes horizontal. we wi
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
there in your city? >> well, i think the first thing that we need to do is to get power restored as quickly as we can. you know, there's an old saying that pictures are better than words. and for the president to come to atlantic city, i am most appreciative. he will see for himself the devastation that has been wrecked on this city by sandy. but i'm happy to say that although the loss in terms of property is catastrophic, on the human side the loss was very minimal. not to diminish the loss of one life that we had, but there has been no real serious injury to our residents. we did have one fatality. and so on the human side, i think we came through this as best as we could hope. certainly we would like to have preserved all life, but we did unfortunately lose one. but again, on the property side, catastrophic damage. on the human side, very minimal, so i'll very thankful for that. >> seeing things very important but the actions of the people of atlantic city restoring power more important. what is the timeline, sir, that you think that people will get power? >> as we speak, crews are out a
a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the wishes of the local mayor and the wishes of the governor. governor chris christie saying there should not have been any sheltering in place on site in atlantic city that everybody should ha
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the streets of atlantic city. right now, the w
is the first city in america to offer the government bank i.d. card regardless of status. what makes the i.d. card unique is the debit card function which allows lower-income people to avoid check cashing fees. the program is expected to take 60 to 90 days to roll out. there will be a one-time fee of $10 for minors and senior citizens. richmond is considering a similar program. >>> in the south bay, the allen rock school district is eliminating 18 teaching positions and will combine classes to reduce spending. these moves will save them more than $1 million. school officials blame shrinking enrollment which reduces funding coming from the states. we will take a look at weather and traffic after the break. >>> welcome back. we have beat the heat. temperatures are the hottest temperatures we had all year. arrived just in time for the first week of october. now it will start to feel more like october. we have a couple of more hot days to get through. temperatures today 95 degrees in livermore. 95 in fairfield. 85 degrees in san jose. look at where we are headed. temperatures just crash as we
october 16th and this fan was the first to be injured. >>> a new york city man accused of stabbing and killing two young children remains in a medically induced coma this morning. so far no charges have been filed against the nanny. the nanny worked for the family two years and recently run into financial trouble. a memorial is now bowing outside the family's apartment building. the motive is still under investigation. >> hundreds of people gathered in new jersey to say their final good-byes for a girl who was killed by two brothers. it was standing room only where autumn pasquale has touched so many lives. she was found inside a recycling bin and two teenage brothers are arrested in connection with the death. one of the teens lured her in the home and she was found dead after a massive search by police. >> this is a party in the hollywood hills. this is the edge of a raised parking lot. they were in a town car when they rammed the car and both cars fell 20 feet down into an apartment complex courtyard. all seven people were hurt and few of them had broken points. the drive thought
of patients at this hospital, including babies, had to be evacuated after a back-up generator failed. the city closed all tunnels and bridges, subway and bus service had already been shutdown new york stock exchange closed again today the first time weather has caused it to close for a second day since the 1800s. snow storms in swreufrt jury, fear of flooding in chicago in ocean city maryland, part of the delmarva peninsula freezing rainfall on and off, tahman bradley, maryland. >>> >> [ inaudible ] >> here's the latest radar, very wide storm from know scotia towards south carolina, -- from nova scotia, towards south carolina, michigan getting snow. look at how much more snow is in this system now that it has wrapped cold air into it. the fact that still got cold air another reason why it is so strong. you can see it spinning throughout central pennsylvania the snow in the mountains here's what is going to happen the next couple of days you can see it slowly start to pull north head up to the hudson bay even as we head towards the latter parts of thursday, still plenty rain and snow with that
, of course, to the first two -- and then the revival of our cities with detroit as case study number one. we are very proud to be in detroit because we see it as a great city that has incredible potential that we would just love to help participate in that dialogue to help move that process forward a little faster. but what we really want to do is change the dialogue about how the world thinks about technology. because we really don't think it is understood or appreciated how rapidly the entire landscape is shifting because of tech. i mean, today apple's literally announcing the next iphone. that's cool, but that's just the most obvious example of things that continue to move at astonishing speed, and there's developments literally everywhere you look. and we don't think leaders generally get that. so i'm going to give you a couple of little, quick housekeeping things that we need to know. for one thing, there is an app, te space detroit, so look that up and download it, it has all the program. it'll be in realtime all day, please use the app, detroit labs made it, it's very good. te detroit
been lowered down to the first secure point of the building. the city of new york was incorrect because look at what happened. >> we want to make sure everyone is safe. >> hopefully they can soughter that thing together. we will be right back. >>> thank you. thank you for joining us for another eing dition of folks and friends first. e-mail
and wednesday from colorado. more debate preview on tuesday's program live from the mile high city. wednesday we have live coverage of the first presidential debate from the university of denver. a special thanks to the city of ingle
, no accidents to report. >>> 6:02. the road to the white house passes through denver today. the mile high city will host the first presidential debate this evening. mitt romney has been preparing for the debates in denver the past few days. president obama has been preching in neff. both have been keeping low profiles in recent days. meanwhile republicans are seizing on comments vice president joe biden made at a campaign stop yesterday to say the obama administration's economic policies are not working. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/
are closed. in addition to the evacuation in the big apple, also a number of other cities on the east coast. wall street shutdown for the first time since the september 11th attacks. it gives you an idea of how bad sandy is expected to be. sandy leaving a mark on parts of north carolina. these are pictures from curo beach 30 miles north of wilmington. rising tides flooded homes. as many as 50 million people are in that hurricane's path. >> let's get right to meteorologist christina loren who has been tracking hurricane sandy all morning long. >> this is something that meteorologists can only dream up. when you think of all of the interesting components that are coming together and the timing of the storm. let's take you out live and show you the seas are getting very violent out here at dewey beach in delaware. 100 miles away from this location and feeling the impact of the brunt of the outer bands of sandy. hurricane sandy gained strength after crossing the loop current. it is a warm current in the atlantic. they move north bay and they lose that intensity. she has strengthened. maximum su
, they have to do the work during the day because nighttime does them absolutely no good for the first responders to go out. the city is best known in recent years as the location of the mtv show "jersey shore" very much now it will as the mayor said -- or the governor said be rebuilt, megyn it will not be the same. like you were talking yesterday you spent a lot of your youth there, so did i as a young adult at seaside heights, i remember that roller coaster very well and for a lot of people those images are stunning at the very least. megyn: it's good to hear the governor say they are going to rebuild, that's what we do, we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and move on. trace, thank you. fox news alert on some new video coming in from the fire that left new york city's breezy point in queens looking like a war zone. not a single structure untouched by the storm's wrath. 111 homes burned to the ground. this time yesterday we thought it was 80 it's been updated. the tight knit beach community home to many police officers and firefighters. it is no stranger to tragedy. the commun
, virginia, baltimore, philadelphia, new york city right now just getting those first bands of rain and, boy, it is just going to be a very difficult travel situation from the carolina coast all the way up towards new england in the next 12, 24, 36 hours. here's the actual storm track. this thing was parallel along the northern california -- the north carolina coastline now but out of the north but will start to turn more towards the northwest heading into tuesday. as it does, you can expect wind gusts over 75 miles-per-hour. also going to be a very heavy area of cold air, and this is what's going to turn a lot of this moisture that feeds in off the ocean to a rain/snow mix. we're looking at wind gusts over 75 miles-per-hour, and also rainfall close to a foot in this area. so, definitely travel not recommended especially monday and tuesday. here locally, live doppler 7hd showing you career sky -- clear sky across the bay area, and mild temperature. antioch, 67. 60 in san francisco. 60 in san jose. san rafael, mild, 64 degrees. here's a look at the forecast. clear sky tonight. a little patchy
. the team and fans still celebrating when the first t-shirts came off the presses in union city the moment the game ended, workers began cranking out t-shirts showing the giants at 2012 champs. they want to get thousands to retailers by today. the problem was knowing when to start the presses. >> we had a little bit of a slow start because we told our employees if they are ahead by two runs in the 7th head in and that didn't happen this time. so we were scrambling at the last minute to get everybody in. >> a late start but they've been working ought night so fans can begin buying and wearing them as soon as today. >>> the giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee an the city will salute the champions as they did in -- 2010 with a downtown parade concluding with a celebration at civic center plaza parade starts 11 a.m. at the foot of market follow mar it to the civic center. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade live here on abc 7 on wednesday also streamed live through our ipad app and on our we
with jim axelrod in new york city. >> reporter: the first thing we can report on this tuesday morning is that high tide has come here in battery park lower manhattan, and the water out there, the hudson river, new york harbor where it's mixing has not reached the wall has not come over. and that was a big concern here for emergency management officials as the next high tide after hurricane sandy had made landfall. the big concern was whether or not there would be another breach. there has not been this morning. as i say, good news. why? that water, having come over last night, record storm surge of nearly 14 feet. that is what caused the bulk of the problems in manhattan. there are about a quarter million people without power in manhattan. why? because that water came over the wall and got into electrical substations and power stations and knocked out service. so all of new york island south of 34th street is without power right now. the subway systems in new york are flooded out. they could take as much as a week to be back online. it could take as much as a wee
the position is now 395 miles east of new york city. it's the first time we're seeing that mentioned in a position statement. so much to talk about. so little time. here's a look at the movement you can see to the northeast at 10 miles per hour. a category one hurricane. we're expecting it to come in as a hurricane. last year during irene there was a lot of talk that it came in as a strong tropical storm, but this will be a strong storm and a large one, and they will impact us many many different ways. one of the ways we'll be impacted, and it was noted on the last hurricane advisory was it was storm surge. that's not just the rain falling from the sky. we're going to get a lot of rain, and we'll see the piling up of the water in dangerous areas, possibly long island sound or even new york harbor. what happens when the hurricane winds -- once it starts getting into that shallow coastal area, it has nowhere else to go, brook, but up and out and inland. storm surge can travel many, many miles. we've seen that before with past hurricanes. this is a big concern for this system particular
ed lee and talk about his hopes for raising the city's athletic profile even more. >>> first up, virtual debate on youtube and its connection to the u.s. race for senate in california. ,, when i see that our schools are 47th in spending per student, i just can't accept that. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. ,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... >>> 11 minutes after 8:00. it is going to be a lovely day for anyone going to watch the giants game on the huge jumbotron. >> or the raiders game. >> it's in front of city hall. it will be a party for thousands of people and sun will be shining on them. >> it's going to be nice. i almost love the oakland raiders disclaimer. wait a minute, let's not forget the raiders. >> absolutely. >> airing here on cbs 5. >> absolutely. and is that going to be a beautiful day as
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was the first giants fan out here to snag the best seat in the house in front of city hall. he and his brother had been here since midnight. they are staying awake with the help of books, pizza, gatorade. he said standing here overnight and all day today is a ritual he and his brother started two years ago and they hope it works this year. >> for 2010 and it was good luck. we end up winning. we are diehard fans, we've been since little kids so we've come to do it again. >> well, they are likely not the only fans coming to do it again. we have video from two years ago when the giants' last world series win was broadcast right here in civic plaza. thousands celebrate the the world championship and an even larger crowd is expected to pack into today's game because the giants are up three games to none, of course. it's the added drama of this potentially being the final game of the world series, and it has san francisco police preparing. >> if it does go originals we've taken steps to work with all the merchants around the ballpark and we've been fantastic. we want people to know, hey, don't drink
. and then it's the streets of new york city where travel is still at a standstill. but first, as we always give it to you before this first break, the schedule of the president and governor romney. the president obviously new jersey today will do an aerial tour. also plans to do an aerial tour with governor christie. mitt romney, of course, all over the state of florida. right now as we go to break those are live pictures. that's hoboken, folks. those are live right now. that is standing water in the streets of hoboken. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios >>> well, here is some
. keith russell news 4. >> we're going to toss to a break right now. first, ocean city maryland, where again the waves are crashing out there. looks like there's someone on the beach maybe enjoying the pictures. trying to document this tremendous storm. >>> now, parts of lower manhattan, where the seawall there has already been topped by waves. you're looking at one of the ships there that is sort of out into the water, if you will. we know oftentimes, those ships are safer being away from the shore. >> we know the holland tunnel and brooklyn tunnel will close at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. holland tunnel, brooklyn battery tunnel. jurisdictions up and down the east coast not taking any chances, making sure they are ready and don't cause any more problems by having these thoroughfares open for people who might be trying to drive. >> there are reports about significant street flooding in parts of the bronx and queens as well. the subway system shut down in subway city because of the concern about water coming down into the subways as well. >> tom kieran now with the latest. >> sandy has ta
felt along the first instance in ocean city, maryland. we'll be back there shortly. keeping a close eye on hurricane sandy. >> all important. it can be done without ohio but, let's face it, everyone always points out and reminds the world, hey, you can't win a presidential election without ohio and then they go through all the different hoops and jumps and black flips to show how it can be done but serves to illustrate ohio, it is unbelievably important. bill: brian thomas, 55 krc, local radio here in cincinnati. what he talks about is the significance of this state and we're really trying to balance two stories throughout the day today and tuesday and wednesday of this week. as we do that with sandy on one corner and this election eight days away on the other, larry sabato is with me now from the university of virginia. sir, good morning to you. first question about sandy. virginia, north carolina, what is your guess on the effects of that storm on the outcome in those states, if at all? >> well well, let's see how well or poorly, the federal government and other governmental agencies
the coastline of new york city made it very difficult all night for first responders here to reach a massive six alarm fire that is burning in the borough of queens. the fire broke out in breezy point destroying 50 homes on the rockaway peninsula that jets out into the atlantic ocean. more than 170 firefighters responded to the inferno which broke out around 11:00. there's no word on what started the fire yet. luckily only two people suffered minor injuries. elsewhere, right now, there are over 600,000 con ed customers as luke at that live picture of new york city without power. that is in new york and the surrounding buoroughs. among the problems was a massive explosion at a con-ed substation on 14th street. you see it right here. likely caused by flood organize flying debris. the new york stock exchange will be closed for a second straight day to day. also, the midtown crane you may have heard about partially collapsed at the beginning of this storm is still dangling at this hour from a high-rise about 74 stories above the street. that's on 57th street in midtown. that block remains closed as
of washington, d.c., when hoover first came in, the city council decided to say they were boring to pass along a law banning hoovers because it would disrupt the traditionalists taxi system. it was sort of a clash between old and new, and in the end, the innuendo -- the new ended up winning out. but there are people with a stake in preserving the status quo. we need leaders who are willing to embrace technology and embrace the future in the name of jobs, in the name of a lot of other areas around procurement. >> as the last academic, i think i should say that one of the strongest defenders of the status quo is academia. since we are here at wayne state in an academic institution, i think it would be useful to pick up on the point, to look at how our graduate degree structures intersect with the need of the non-academic labor market. right now, our graduate programs are focused on producing people with ph these for the academic labor market, -- ph.d.'s for the academic labor market, which is not expanding rapidly, if at all. yet you have companies looking for highly educated people they say the
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